Volleyball Falls Short To No. 14 Oregon

Nov. 8, 2009

EUGENE, Ore. – Ten kills from Sarah Reaves and a split setter offense couldn’t save the ASU Volleyball team Saturday night in a 25-16, 25-16 and 25-20 loss to the No. 14 Oregon Ducks Saturday night as they fell to 13-12 overall and 3-10 in conference play as Oregon advances to 16-6 overall and 6-6 in the Pac-10.

In first set, ASU couldn’t put it together as they hit eight attack errors to place them even in attack percentage. Oregon’s Sonja Newcombe had four kills in the set to lead the Ducks as they took a 25-16 win.

Set two saw Sarah Reaves with five kills leading the ASU offense as the Oregon offense hit .324 in the set with five team kills and six kills from Heather Meyers to lead the Ducks as they took another 25-16 win to take a 2-0 lead into the break.

The Sun Devils rallied back in the third set with three kills from Sarah Reaves and Sonja Markonovich apiece, but the effort just wasn’t enough as Oregon rallied to hit .333 in the set to rally back against the Devils with a 25-20 win to finish the sweep.

The Sun Devils will head to Tucson next weekend as they take on Arizona in round two of the Duel in the Desert next Friday at 7 p.m.

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